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Old November 15th, 2019, 10:56 AM   #641
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What time does Newcastle City Centre's Christmas Market open and close?
ChronicleLIVE, 15th November 2019

City centre streets will be closed for over a month to make room for the expanded 2019 Christmas Market. This year's market will be bigger than last year's, with stalls and attractions set to pop-up on Blackett Street and Northumberland Street, as well as the Greys Monument area. Buses, cars and motorbikes will be banned from Blackett Street from November 16th until December 28th. Parts of the market will be open until the New Year, although sections of it will cease trading from Christmas Eve.

Mellors Group is organising the market and will work alongside NE1, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID). Attractions will include a helter skelter, a 30m toboggan slide and a traditional carousel. Street food stalls and bars will also be open, including Apres Ski, which has an Alpine theme. There is a whole host of entertainment booked over the Christmas period too, ranging from Christmas songs in the daytime, to electric violins, musicians and artists in the evenings and weekends. Edward Mellors, a director of the Mellors Group said: "As the North East’s number one retail and leisure destination, it is right that the City Centre delivers a festive offer that we can all be proud of. This year’s Christmas Markets will be a huge part of this. It signals a step change in the city’s approach to Christmas, something we are excited to build upon in the years to come."

Newcastle City Centre Christmas Market 2019 opening times:

1 - The Christmas Market will be open from 10am – 9pm
2 - The shopping stalls and attractions will be open from Saturday November 16th to Tuesday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
3 - Food stalls and bars will be open from Saturday November 16th to Tuesday December 31st (New Years Eve).

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Old November 16th, 2019, 01:53 PM   #642
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Newcastle United fans will be hoping there'll be plenty of good tidings on the pitch this Christmas but before then the Magpies' famous ground will play host to a big Festive Fayre. Having proved successful over the past few years, St James' Park will once again be home to a fayre which will aim to get everyone in the Christmas spirit nice and early when it opens its doors on November 16th and 17th.

The fayre will showcase the best of decorations, handmade gifts, bespoke festive novelties, food, drinks, crafts and much more from a hand-picked selection of North East exhibitors and those from further afield. With in excess of 100 talented traders confirmed so far, the event is sure to be a brilliant Christmas shopping experience and a chance to get in some presents before the last minute madness sets in!

There will also be plenty of family fun with a children’s zone fit to burst. From festive facepaints with Rainbow Jelly Facepainting and Body Art to a visit to Santa’s magical grotto, organisers say you’ll need a full weekend to experience it all! How to get tickets : Advance tickets are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk . Prices start at at just £3.70 per person if you book up early.
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Old November 16th, 2019, 11:55 PM   #643
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Glug closed.

Sadly not a surprise, never seemed to work after it left the market. Big increase in costs and that end of Grainger st always seems 'tough'

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news...-glug-17267786
In the Chronicle article the owners are quoted saying "along with falling city centre footfall, possible future congestion charges and a massively expanded Christmas Market, means that the numbers now simply don't add up".

A possible future congestion charge? If they're referring to the propossed clean air zone it doesn't sound like that's going to include charging private cars, so not sure what to make of that.

Also, hasn't the massively expanded Christmas market only just opened this weekend? It could have increased their footfall.
I don't know if it's advertised out of the area, but hopefully the new Christmas offer will start to attract additional visitors from other cities, just like Edinburgh, York & Manchester's xmas markets attracts us to visit their cities.
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I am not the best person to comment on holiday season stuff but....this tasteful ediface installed on blackett street..


ediface 1 by Newcastle Pubs, on Flickr

With Northumberland st transformed into a pickpockets' paradise..

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Old November 18th, 2019, 07:25 PM   #645
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Old November 18th, 2019, 10:52 PM   #646
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Old November 26th, 2019, 01:51 AM   #647
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Christmas has appeared in the Grainger Market, despite all the 'works' going on in there this year.

In this photo, you can see the work taking place on the roof . . .

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Old November 29th, 2019, 01:31 AM   #648
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Newcastle City Centre's massive Christmas tree set to be lit up on Thursday
ChronicleLIVE, 28th November 2019

The tree, a special gift from the people of Bergen, in Norway, will be lit up after a traditional carol service in the City Centre. For more than 70 years, Newcastle has received a gift of a Christmas tree from the people of Bergen, in Norway, to symbolise the city’s gratitude for Tyneside's support and friendship during the Second World War.

This year the tree will be lit up during a special ceremony on Thursday at the Civic Centre. The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Coun David Cook, has invited the Mayor of Bergen, Marte Mjos Persen, to switch on the lights.

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Newcastle's biggest ever Christmas market - pictures 29/11/19 Part 1 of 2

Follow up on posts #637 - 639 of 13/11/19, showing part completed Wooden chalet-style stalls etc being set up around Grey's Monument and also spread along Blackett Street and Northumberland Street

Pictures by myself from Friday 29/11/19 taken in period approx 1015 - 1045 showing some views of the Christmas market





















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Newcastle's biggest ever Christmas market - pictures 29/11/19 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2

Pictures by myself from Friday 29/11/19 taken in period approx 1015 - 1045 showing some views of the Christmas market

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Here is my annual "Christmas comes to North Newcastle" posting . . .

Photos taken on 29th November 2019, of the large inflatable 'Santa' advertising Christmas Trees for sale at Northern Rugby Club . . .






This year, for the first time, photos of the "Daft As A Brush" Cancer Charity HQ, which is directly opposite the inflatable Santa . . .


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Newcastle City Centre shines, as Bergen Christmas Tree lights up
Press Release, Newcastle City Council, 29th November 2019

Over a hundred people attended a special ceremony at the Civic Centre last night which started with a traditional carol service.

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle Cllr David Cook was joined by the Mayor of Bergen Marte Mjos Persen who arrived on Wednesday to present the Tree.


Lord Mayor of Newcastle with Mayor of Bergen, 28th November 2019.

Lord Mayor of Newcastle Cllr David Cook said “It’s a tradition that’s been going on since 1949 and it’s very important that we keep up our links of friendship with the City of Bergen, and the Norwegian people which dates back to our alliance in the Second World War.”

Over a hundred people attended a special ceremony at the Civic Centre last night which started with a traditional carol service followed by the lights switch on.

Mayor of Bergen Marte Mjos Persen said “It was 70 years ago, first time Bergen City gave a Christmas tree as a present to Newcastle City, and we are continuing to do it because we are very grateful for the help the British people gave to us during the Second World War. We will always be grateful for that, and the tree is a symbol of peace and it is a symbol of what we can lose if we are not free people, and it is our way to say Merry Christmas and peaceful times for both our countries.”








Source: City Council Press Release - https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylif...tree-lights-up

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The Christmas Tree at Central Station is looking good this year . . .


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